Jeremiah 2:22
Good News Translation
Even if you washed with the strongest soap, I would still see the stain of your guilt.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said: People of Israel, you are stained with guilt, and no soap or bleach can wash it away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Though thou wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself the herb borith, thou art stained in thy iniquity before me, saith the Lord God.

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Though thou wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself the herb borith, thou art stained in thy iniquity before me, saith the Lord God.

for though

Job 9:30,31 If I be washed, as it were, with snow waters, and my hands shall shine ever so clean: . . .

yet thine iniquity

Jeremiah 16:17 For my eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, and their iniquity hath not been hid from my eyes.

Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Juda is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond, it is graven upon the table of their heart, upon the horns of their altars.

Deuteronomy 32:34 Are not these things stored up with me, and sealed up in my treasures?

Job 14:17 Thou hast sealed up my offences as it were in a bag, but hast cured my iniquity.

Psalm 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thy eyes: our life in the light of thy countenance.

Psalm 130:3 If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.

Hosea 13:12 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up, his sin is hidden.

Amos 8:7 That we may possess the needy for money, and the poor for a pair of shoes, and may sell the refuse of the corn?

Context
The Consequences of Israel's Sin
21Yet, I planted thee a chosen vineyard, all true seed: how then art thou turned unto me into that which is good for nothing, O strange vineyard? 22Though thou wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself the herb borith, thou art stained in thy iniquity before me, saith the Lord God.
Cross References
Job 9:30
If I be washed, as it were, with snow waters, and my hands shall shine ever so clean:

Job 14:17
Thou hast sealed up my offences as it were in a bag, but hast cured my iniquity.

Jeremiah 4:14
Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?

Jeremiah 16:17
For my eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, and their iniquity hath not been hid from my eyes.

Jeremiah 17:1
The sin of Juda is written with a pen of iron, with the point of a diamond, it is graven upon the table of their heart, upon the horns of their altars.

Hosea 13:12
The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up, his sin is hidden.

Additional Translations
Although you wash with lye and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before Me,” declares the Lord GOD.For though you wash you with nitre, and take you much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, said the Lord GOD.

For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Though thou shouldest wash thyself with nitre, and multiply to thyself soap, still thou art stained by thine iniquities before me, saith the Lord.

For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much potash, thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

For though thou wash thee with lye, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

For though thou shalt wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thy iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me," says the Lord Yahweh.

But though thou dost wash with nitre, And dost multiply to thyself soap, Marked is thine iniquity before Me, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.
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